Responsible Leadership Impacts Beyond the Bottom Line


The True North Leadership Group is dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, NGO’s and communities understand and integrate responsible leadership at all levels.  We believe that everyone has the potential for leadership and that individual fulfillment and organizational survival hinge on the ability to tap this potential.  We fulfill this mission through leadership coaching, training, education, consulting and research into both the nature of responsible leadership and the methods by which it is most effectively developed.

LEADERS are not born . . .

They develop.

Leaders know the way, go the way


Leadership is practiced not so much in words

as in attitude.
what we do


Leadership Design and Development


In direct consultation with your organization, we design, develop and facilitate “bespoke” leadership trainings hat address the development needs of your team, and then deliver that content in a way that is both engaging and highly applicable to your specific context.

Strategy Facilitation


You’re ready to build a resilient, highly functional organization. It’s time for clarity, accountability and a plan to achieve your business goals. We help you get there.

Executive Leadership Coaching


Everyone’s coaching journey is different. Part of what’s impactful about our coaching approach is our focus on co-creating the quality of conversations that helps clients zero in on their career developmental needs and achieve their goals. If something in the coaching relationship isn’t working for our client, we modify as we go to insure personal and professional coaching goals are met.

High Performance Cohesive Teams


Cohesive teams are the ultimate competitive advantage. And they are at their best when team members TRUST one another, engage in CONFLICT around ideas, COMMIT to decisions, hold one another ACCOUNTABLE and focus on achieving collective RESULTS. Great teams embrace the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Diversity Management


The diversity explosion that the country is now experiencing will alter all aspects of society in ways that helps the nation prosper, make it more inclusive, and increase its global connectivity. We help your organization ready the corporate culture for the future by building the business case for embracing that future, and moving confidently into it.

Change Management


Whether it’s an enterprise wide change, or internal micro changes, we help you design, execute, and facilitate a viable change management process, but always keeping the main thing, the main thing in any change management: the primacy of the people side of change.

Internal Corporate Conflict Communication


Let us help you work through those sticky areas in interpersonal relationships among leaders. The key is pursuing the ways and means to get to Yes!

“Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire other to raise their own bar.”

Orrin Woodward


“Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.”

James Belasco and Ralph Stayer


“Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.”



“I realize that life had much more to offer than I anticipated and decided to help others in their human journey. Therefore, I became a trainer and a coach with passion for transformation.”

Ann Betz


“When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.”

Pat Wadors


“Courage is what it takes to stand and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

Winston Churchhill


By Fredrick A. Russell

Leadership Articles

Coached for Success
Coached for Success

Put on the table your personal pick of the most skillful and celebrated sports teams of all time, no matter the sport, and you’ll find one thing they all have in common: a highly skilled coach. Great coaching is indispensable for peak performing teams. Great coaches have an uncanny way of helping a team play at peak levels. Take for…

Getting the Best out of your Team
Getting the Best out of your Team

I was in Chicago a few years ago for the Global Leadership Summit, which in my humble opinion is the best of the best when it comes to leadership conferences. That particular year was over the top with “giants” from the leadership world. There was Jim Collins, best selling author of the block buster business book “From Good to Great”;…

Go/No Go Zone
Go/No Go Zone

The most dangerous time when traveling by plane is in the split seconds just before a plane leaves the ground. I was not aware of this bit of serious trivia until a conversation I had with a friend the other day. Being a frequent flyer with almost a million miles under my belt—having flown to every continent in the world…

What People Say


Michael Spann

The True North Leadership Group conducted a three-day offsite for our senior management team. The discussions were sometimes tense and uncomfortable, but the team from True North got our team to open up, conduct honest assessments and share team concerns. Their ability to navigate difficult team terrain is exceptional.

Michael Spann

Atlanta, GA
Andre Campbell

The True North Leadership Group has transformed the trajectory of our organization in record time! As a result, we have gone from a downward spiral of dysfunction and mistrust into an environment that treasures dialog and the creation of synergy. Our time with TNLG was not only valuable, but it has positioned us as a more focused team with a clear vision for our future and a grand strategy to implement and achieve it.

Andre Campbell

Tampa, FL
Courtney Ray, PhD

My colleagues and I have truly benefitted from the expertise of the True North Leadership Group, especially their amazing ability to drill down, ascertain an organization’s needs, and address them competently.  True North’s recommendations are timely, practical and effective. They are unparalleled in their coaching and consulting.

Courtney Ray, PhD

New York, NY
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Contact Info

Contact Us

Phone: 443-257-2317
Email: leadership@thenorthgroup.org